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Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes.

2012-12-11 01:00:50

A new method that could give a deeper insight into evolutional biology by tracing directionality in gene migration has just appeared in EPJ Data Science.

How Fins Became Legs Revealed
2012-12-10 13:52:58

Vertebrates' transition to living on land, instead of only in water, represented a major event in the history of life.

2012-12-07 16:30:15

Scientists in Australia and Austria have described a "network map" of genes involved in pain perception.

2012-12-03 17:01:12

The surface of your skin, called the epidermis, is a complex mixture of many different cell types — each with a very specific job.

2012-12-03 16:07:43

An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight.

Corn Has Many Active Genes, Could Produce High Yield
2012-12-03 11:45:34

Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate 1 of the oldest mysteries of plant breeding

Scientists Decode Watermelon Genome, May Provide Future Benefits For Crop Improvement
2012-11-26 16:19:33

An international team led by Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, BGI, and other institutes has completed the genomic sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and the resequencing of 20 watermelon accessions.


Latest Gene Reference Libraries

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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